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A look back at the grants awarded in 2017

Through the incredible generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, our local Sheridan County Community Foundation has been able to award $620,700 in grants to organizations with projects, events and activities benefitting Sheridan County since 2015.

Since that time, the Hansen Foundation has been awarding $100,000 to the SCCF to distribute annually as long as SCCF continues to participate in several Hansen-sponsored initiatives including the Strategic Doing process to assist in project development and completion, the annual Match Month Challenge and other initiatives.

According to the Hansen Foundation’s website:

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation works with regional foundations Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF), Bird City, and the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF), Salina, to assist in the distribution of grants through individual countywide community foundations throughout the Hansen Foundation’s 26-county service area.

Funds supplied by the Hansen Foundation are distributed equally among the 26 counties. Administration assistance is provided by the host foundations.

Beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2021, the Hansen Foundation has distributed $100,000 a year to each of the 26 counties. Beginning in 2022, the pass-through grant funds will be reduced to $50,000 each year in conjunction with the announcement of new funding opportunities for the countywide community foundations through the matching initiative.

It goes without saying that we are very fortunate to be a part of the Hansen Foundation’s service area, truly reaping the benefit of their amazing investment in the area.

Over the next several weeks, we would like to highlight all grants given to date from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund administered by our local foundation.

2017 Grants Awarded: $95,568.00

  • $10,000.00, USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools, Teacher laptops for interactive classrooms

  • $2,000.00, Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Video conferencing equipment for DSNWK's Connecting Miles of Virtual Disconnect project

  • $910.00, USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools, 6th Grade Class Field Trip to FHSU for "Ropes Course" that is put on by the Smoky Hills Education Service Center

  • $8,678.00, Sheridan County Sheriff's Department, Vehicle and body cameras for local law enforcement

  • $10,000.00, USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools, Chromebook computer equipment and supplies for the middle school's one-to-one student technology program

  • $9,980.00, Sheridan County Hospital, Upgrades to the Assisted Living and Long-Term Care security systems

  • $3,400.00, City of Hoxie, Sound system on Main Street in Hoxie

  • $7,500.00, Hoxie Housing Authority, New carpet for hallways and dining room of Ridgewood Manor

  • $10,000.00, Hoxie Gun Club, Upgrades consisting of two new skeet throwers and upgrades to lighting at the shooting range

  • $7,500.00, Sheridan County Wellness Center, A new treadmill at the wellness center

  • $8,000.00, Sheridan County Hospital, Federally mandated support system software as well as three tablets, a cast saw and a high-powered vacuum cleaner.

  • $6,000.00, Sheridan County Amusement Company Inc., Replacement of hoods on the Tilt-a-Whirl ride at the carnival as well as mechanical repairs to the running mechanism

  • $5,000.00, City of Selden, Purchase of a building on main street attached to the library providing a multi-functional space to be used by the city, the library, and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department

  • $3,600.00, Sheridan County Hospital Auxiliary, New Blanket Warmer at the Long-Term Care Unit of the hospital

As a reminder, applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling deadline of the first of every month. They are reviewed at the SCCF’s monthly meeting and notifications are sent out usually mid-month.

For more information and to apply, visit You can also contact SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240,

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, visit Connect with SCCF at

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